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Aberdeen wildfires don’t appear to be suspicious, says fire service

Two large wildfires at an Aberdeen nature reserve are not believed to have been started deliberately, firefighters said today.

Thirty-three firefighters crews were sent to Kincorth Hill and Tullos Hill at around 8pm last night.

The fire was the third in as many days at the Gramps.

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A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “There were two separate fires at the Gramps.

“There was a fire at the Kincorth side and also the Tullos side.”

Four appliances plus a water carrier, forestry unit and a total of  23 firefighters, battled flames at Kincorth Hill, while two units and  10 firefighters dealt with the situation at Tullos Hill.

A spokeswoman added: “It was two large seats of fire, approximately 100×50 metres (328x164ft).

“Crews had attended the area the previous afternoon but due to weather conditions the fires had reignited.

“There were no casualties and there does not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.

“Firefighters left at 10.08pm.”